New Alzheimer’s Program for Caregivers

by Lois Etienne on May 16, 2012

in Alzheimer's and Dementia,Caregiver Support,Lifestyle,Senior Health and Safety

Home Instead Senior Care announces the launch of a groundbreaking online Alzheimer’s training program — Alzheimer’s CARE. The program is free for families and others caring for loved ones with the disease. Experts estimate that some 5.2 million people 65 and older currently have Alzheimer’s and the total number of cases among all age groups is expected to surge 50 percent in the next 20 years.

The Home Instead first-of-its-kind family training program addresses current and future health needs by offering family members a fresh approach to providing Alzheimer’s care — one that encourages mental engagement to help relatives remain safely at home and in familiar surroundings as long as possible.

Each year, an estimated 15 million Americans provide 17.4 billion hours of unpaid care to their loved ones with Alzheimer’s.

Through five interactive classes, family members learn how to immerse themselves in the mindsets of their loved ones to help manage behavioral symptoms frequently associated with the disease, such as belligerence and anger. Additional videos, downloadable PDFs, self-care tips, quizzes and other resources are also available.

For more information, visit https://www.helpforalzheimersfamilies.com/.

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